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Sykes Pumps adds four new models to expansive electric submersible wastewater range

As the industry’s leading pump hire provider, we are constantly investing in our product fleet to ensure we stay ahead of market trends and can continue to provide our customers with the best solutions available.

We are therefore delighted to introduce four new submersible wastewater pumps that enhance our range for specific duties and applications to satisfy customer demand.

Ranging from 2kW to 22kW in terms of power and performance output, these latest units named the NX3085 SH, NS3102 SH, NX3153 SH and NX3171 SH respectively, deliver highly efficient wastewater pumping.

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Air purification system protects the well-being of Post Office staff

It has been well documented that facilities management companies are having to go the extra mile to keep their clients safe, with COVID directly responsible for big changes in most industries. A focus towards improving ventilation and increasing air changes within confined spaces has caused a significant upsurge in demand for equipment that can implement these safer conditions – something that Andrews has witnessed first-hand.

An FM services provider responsible for a Cambridgeshire Post Office and sorting depot recently got in touch with us and asked us to recommend some units that could improve the working environment for staff.

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Digester boiler hire helps preserve energy output at sewage treatment plant

For many water companies, the annual electricity bill will exceed £1million per annum which renders it one of their most expensive operating overheads. The process of anaerobic digestion does however offer an alternative source of fuel, by converting sewage and other waste into a biogas that is used to generate renewable energy. In order for this to occur, the digester itself must reach a certain temperature for bacteria to produce the gas.

Following the Christmas period, we were contacted by a southern-based water contractor after they experienced an issue with one of their digesters on site. The mechanical tank had suffered a fault and was subsequently unable to reach the temperature that was required to break down organic waste.

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Distinguished London hospital seeks heater hire for COVID testing and vaccination centres

Since the coronavirus outbreak, Andrews has worked alongside the NHS on a national scale to provide a range of essential HVAC services. Initially tasked with supplying comfort cooling in hospitals, improving ventilation in sealed areas and connecting boilers for temporary heating and showering facilities, our input is now required to help assist the next stage of recovery.

One of the capital’s largest and most well-known hospitals contacted us in early December and asked us to propose a short-term heating configuration that would maintain a comfortable temperature inside two temporary structures.

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Police station hires temporary heating solution during site refurb

Before the renovation of a prominent London police station began, it was agreed by the construction company leading the project that a new heating system would be installed by a specialist mechanical contractor. Unfortunately, this part of the job has had to be pushed back as a result of a supply issue caused by the pandemic.

With much of the building still occupied while improvement work was being undertaken, it was essential for a temporary heating solution to be sourced to ensure desk officers and administrative staff based at the station were warm enough while carrying out their daily duties.

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Emergency heater hire protects care home residents following boiler failure

Residential care homes are quite rightly held to extremely high standards as far as health and safety is concerned, with minimum temperature thresholds in place to protect the vulnerable people who live in them. Any boiler or heating malfunction should therefore be addressed with the greatest urgency to avoid the logistical headache of having to relocate patients.

In the past, Andrews has provided a national facilities management company with temporary heating solutions across a full spectrum of applications including, recently, several nursing homes.

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Merry Christmas from Andrews Sykes

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. This year has been most challenging for us all, but fortunately our team at Andrews Sykes have done a fantastic job to ensure that our customers enjoy the same level of service which they have come to expect.

Many of our customers have faced different challenges in 2020 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their loyalty and support, as we work closer than ever to ensure that together we can overcome every challenge. Thanks, should also go out to our suppliers who have worked extra hard to ensure continuity of products and services throughout, especially with PPE and safety equipment, which has enabled us to protect our staff and customers.

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Vaccination HQ at Ashton Gate stadium now operational thanks to Andrews

The rollout of an approved COVID-19 vaccine which is now available for distribution throughout the UK  marks a decisive turning point in the fight against a pandemic that has shackled the world for most of 2020.

Since early December, dozens of hospitals dotted around the country have been administering the groundbreaking jab that has seen Britain lead the way on a global effort to protect people.

Healthcare services are working flat out to ensure vaccine hubs stock sufficient dosages, with the armed forces also enlisted to assist with transportation and site management.

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Andrews provides temporary heating for COVID-19 test centres across Europe

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a huge increase in the presence of testing facilities has fuelled confidence that cases can be swiftly identified to limit the spread of further infections. To date, the UK has carried out more COVID-19 tests than any other European country but with the battle to overcome the virus set to rumble on for many months, it is critical that testing centres remain fully functional during the winter.

With seasonal temperatures already dropping sharply, Andrews Heat for Hire has been busy providing these applications with temporary heating solutions.

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Integrated heater and dryer arrangement helps client overcome water ingress issue

A recent study conducted by a construction insurance company has revealed that water damage is the second most common cause of loss or delays on UK building projects. Water ingress is an issue that has blighted developments for decades, underlining the importance of astute risk management and contingency plans as and when something does go wrong.

In the build-up to Christmas, a nationwide building and civil engineering contractor got in touch with us to report a problem that was preventing the commencement of wet trades being applied to a series of residential properties.

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